PAD Paris 2022

Contemplative Tactility / Tactilités contemplatives

05/04/2022 — 10/04/2022
 
 
 
 
 

If nature offers us materials and textures, it is through contact with them that artists sublimate them according to their imagination and gestures. By highlighting an emblematic selection of the gallery’s creators, Spazio Nobile lifts the veil on a sensitive and universal vocabulary that is rooted in our shared imagination. The materials, although raw and derived from the earth’s resources, are here worked with delicacy and sensitivity in a direct and tactile relationship to the body and mind. Innovating in the existing. The senses are awakened by contact with organic materials transformed by the artistic impetus and mastery of the creator, such as tactility that is both visual and emotional: glazed stoneware and porcelain, tufted or woven textile fibres, sculpted, turned, oxidised or limed wood, thick leather, eroded iron, patinated bronze and silver, pleated or lacquered paper… All miraculous and non-repetitive tactility. This impermanent nature of things, which joins that of our often too civilised territories, becomes the receptacle of our collective memory. In search of authenticity, tactility takes shape in the texture and textility of fibres that intermingle and incorporate each other; in a body of work that responds to each other. Natural order is restored through these contemplative tactilities. The creations on show join the living fibres to the organs of the earth in a mesh that reconnects with our primary and primordial roots. L’odore del sole, le voci lontane (the smell of the sun, the distant voices…) This quote of the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, which is the eponym title of Vera Vermeersch’s tapestry, translates the quintessence of these works gathered by Spazio Nobile for PAD Paris.

A Group show with François Azambourg, Isabelle de Borchgrave, Jesper Eriksson, Ernst Gamperl, Éva Garcia, Garnier & Linker, Kaspar Hamacher, Sebastian Herkner, Pao Hui Kao, Katherine Huskie, Jin Kuramoto, Päivi Rintaniemi, Kustaa Saksi, Bela Silva, Piet Stockmans,  Ann Beate Tempelhaug, Adi Toch, Fabian von Spreckelsen, Kiki van Eijk, Vera Vermeersch & Philipp Weber

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Featured artist(s)


Associated artworks

Adi Toch 
Vivid Whispering Vessel

Éva Garcia 
Calcaire de Dordogne #10

Pao Hui Kao 
Urushi Paper Pleats Stool Low

Pao Hui Kao 
Urushi Paper Pleats Stool with cushion

François Azambourg 
Vase Douglas Très Grand Modèle Noir #133

François Azambourg 
Vase Douglas Très Grand Modèle Jaune #217

François Azambourg 
Vase Douglas Très Grand Modèle Incolore #3

Garnier & Linker 
Diatomée Pink

Pao Hui Kao 
Lacquer Leaf Tray

Adi Toch 
Blue Vessel Whispering Bowl

Garnier & Linker 
Diatomée Vase Light Blue

Garnier & Linker 
Diatomée Lime

Garnier & Linker 
Diatomée Electric Blue

Garnier & Linker 
Diatomée Purple

Adi Toch 
Small Vessel With Red Sand

Piet Stockmans 
High Vases with Blue Flaps

Piet Stockmans 
Wilde Strippen

Katherine Huskie 
Echinus Gold

Sebastian Herkner 
The Bridge Bamboo Bench



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